As mentioned in our previous posts about the Report Cards initiative, today we’re sharing one of the custom-built private templates. If you like the way it looks, feel free to let chat in anytime and we’ll enable the template in your account, and help set it up just the way you like!
The Ash Tree Learning Center Academy in Savannah, Georgia reports quarterly grades and semesterly and final averages for their middle-school and high-school level students. The format is classic and informative, and their template itself is lovely and easy to read. Let’s check out a sample final report card!
The Subject-Based grading screen is designed to make entering a class’ worth of grades and comments quickly and efficiently – without opening a single report card! And, like everything else about QuickSchoolsReport Cards, it’s entirely customizable. Not only can you configure it to your liking with Subject-Specific Criteria, but also when we create a custom template, we can make all sorts of special grading and comment fields available in the Subject-Based grading screen.
To use the Subject-Based Grading Screen…
1 – Go to to to the Report Cards module
2 – Select the “Subject-Based” tab
3 – Select the teacher name & class
Now, you’ll be at the Subject-Based grading screen! Depending on how your Report Cards are configured or customized, the screen might look a bit different. Subject-Specific Criteria will appear in the Subject-Based grading screen, and depending on the Report Card template, the screen will be configured differently as well. In addition, if your template draws marks and grades from the Gradebook, these will already appear on the screen, and if your template has room for comments, there will be space for these as well. Though there are all sorts of ways the Subject-Based grading screen can look, here are a few different examples.
Classic White – this public template is a popular choice, and very flexible. Currently, it is configured to show marks, grades, and comments.
St. Monica Catholic School Template – this private template is a great report card for showing conduct grades alongside academic grades. It also has space for exams and semester grades.
As we head back into Report Card season, we’ve received quite a few requests for help setting up a Behavior/Work Habits/Social Growth grading system. In case you’re wondering the same thing, here are two ideas that we like to recommend when this question comes up.
Idea 1: The No-Credit Behavior Class
This is a nice way to setup a behavior grading system so that appears like a regular class in the student’s record and a teacher’s subject-based grading menu. It’s very convenient, and quite intuitive if you think of behavior/work/social skills as being like a subject for students. That said, it does have some drawbacks in that you need to hide the subject in each student’s transcript so that everything looks neat and tidy. If you’d like, you can set up a No-Credit Behavior class like this…
1. Go to Subjects and make a different Behavior subject for each grade.
Make sure to set the credit hours to 0 – so that it’s really “no credit”! 🙂